Raks Thai Foundation is a member of CARE International, which is one of the top 5 biggest non-profit organizations in the world and works to eliminate poverty and advocates for human rights. Raks Thai Foundation places gender equality and women’s empowerment at the top of our priority. We empower women by strengthening their skills, knowledge and capacity, improving their socioeconomic status, and supporting their leadership.
‘Walk in Her Shoes’ is a campaign that supports gender equality. This campaign increases awareness of problems, obstacles, and impacts of gender inequality. In Thailand, women still face the ‘glass ceiling’, a concept whereby discriminated society structures prevent women who have the same capacity as men to advance in their careers. For example, female representatives in the National Assembly of Thailand are still the minority. Additionally, in a modern society, women need to bear a double burden as they not only work in the public sector by doing paid work but also are responsible for significant amounts of unpaid domestic labor in the private sector.